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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 11:18 AM
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91. Well... I think pet stores should be barred from selling animals
any larger than ferrets (i.e. no selling dogs and cats).

Most dogs and cats who come from pet stores are treated miserably: they're puppy and/or kitty-milled, piled atop one another, over-priced, under-nourished, mal-medicated and generally in poor disposition.

I have absolutely no problem with someone who wishes to purchase breed-specific pets, but those should come from reputable breeders. All other dogs and cats should only come from shelters.
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  -Is having a house pet "animal cruelty?" Renew Deal  Jul-08-10 04:18 PM   #0 
  - Only if your house is stinky  PBS Poll-435   Jul-08-10 04:19 PM   #1 
  - Depends on the pet and the house and the owner, but in general, NO!  mikelgb   Jul-08-10 04:20 PM   #2 
  - Today it is. Cable's out.  REP   Jul-08-10 04:20 PM   #3 
  - My kitteh master is ROTFLHAO!!!! n/t  Mimosa   Jul-08-10 04:20 PM   #4 
  - Where's the option for strawman? n/t  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #5 
  - Bingo!  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-08-10 04:24 PM   #15 
  - I voted "yes" just because I'm a dick. n/t  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:25 PM   # 
  - You should have seen the circumcision thread(s)  PBS Poll-435   Jul-08-10 04:26 PM   #21 
     - I was there. I got hit in the eye by flying foreskin.  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:27 PM   #23 
     - Funny. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-08-10 09:27 PM   #73 
  - Sorry, but I think the question needs to be asked.  Renew Deal   Jul-08-10 04:25 PM   #19 
     - I believe the institution that makes most pets available is cruel.  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:27 PM   #22 
        - You understand that a lot of house pets are former strays?  Renew Deal   Jul-08-10 04:29 PM   #25 
        - All of my "house pets" (I hate the word "pet") are former strays.  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:40 PM   #33 
           - Don't shelters charge an "adoption fee?"  Renew Deal   Jul-08-10 04:44 PM   #40 
              - Shelters charge an adoption fee to discourage hoarders, Class B dealers,  superduperfarleft   Jul-08-10 04:53 PM   #42 
              - I adopted a kitty for the first time ever 5 months ago.  Jazzgirl   Jul-08-10 06:10 PM   #53 
              - Shelters here charge a fee that covers shots and spay/nuetering.  Tailormyst   Jul-09-10 08:50 AM   #85 
              - Well... I think pet stores should be barred from selling animals  Kalyke   Jul-09-10 11:18 AM   #91 
        - Rednecks with free puppy signs outside thier rusting trailer?  SunnySong   Jul-08-10 05:31 PM   #48 
  - +1 n/t  Catherina   Jul-08-10 04:29 PM   #26 
  - It's Vote option #4, right after "Push Poll."  Ignis   Jul-08-10 04:39 PM   #32 
  - +1. nt  blondeatlast   Jul-08-10 04:49 PM   #41 
  - If it is, then I'll let my two doggie princesses out to roam the woods  Raven   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #6 
  - lol  Renew Deal   Jul-08-10 04:22 PM   #12 
  - Lord Rufus says Yes!  yella_dawg   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #7 
  - I do wonder WHO OWNS WHO?  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #8 
  - I don't wonder.  TriMera   Jul-08-10 04:30 PM   #27 
  - Silly mammal, birds don't count as pets! They are the Rightful Inheritors of the Dinosaur World  AlienGirl   Jul-08-10 06:30 PM   #55 
  - I lol'd.  Ignis   Jul-08-10 07:21 PM   #58 
  - +1  JHB   Jul-08-10 07:40 PM   #63 
  - Mine was rescued from a shelter...  kirby   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #9 
  - My cat lives better than I do.  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-08-10 04:21 PM   #10 
  - Neither rescued Wheaten Sasha nor her tabby litle brother think so; they agree that  blondeatlast   Jul-08-10 04:22 PM   #11 
  - That depends on if you think it is better to let your local animal shelter  Rex   Jul-08-10 04:23 PM   #13 
  - My cats live like royalty  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-08-10 04:23 PM   #14 
  - even the happiest slave is still a slave  Johonny   Jul-08-10 05:44 PM   #49 
     - "they should also be arrested for public nudity"  Ignis   Jul-08-10 05:52 PM   #50 
  - The cat who owns me doesn't feel it's cruel, at all. I just asked her  Warpy   Jul-08-10 04:24 PM   #16 
  - I don't know, is throwing a stick in the lake  Riftaxe   Jul-08-10 04:25 PM   #17 
  - In my house, I think *I* am the pet!  racaulk   Jul-08-10 04:25 PM   #18 
  - In my next life I want to come back as one of my cats.  distantearlywarning   Jul-08-10 04:26 PM   #20 
  - My cats come and go at will.  Kitty Herder   Jul-08-10 04:28 PM   #24 
  - Four cats rescued from the streets (one literally in the middle of traffic), and 32 ferrets  mikeytherat   Jul-08-10 04:31 PM   #28 
  - Thank you for being involved in ferret rescue  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-08-10 04:42 PM   #36 
     - Mrs. Rat and I learned quickly that wayyyyyyyyyy too many people see ferrets as "$100 hamsters"  mikeytherat   Jul-09-10 08:04 AM   #76 
  - I actually know someone who refuses to get a *service dog* because they are bred.  KamaAina   Jul-08-10 04:32 PM   #29 
  - Not as service animals, per se  hyphenate   Jul-08-10 08:50 PM   #68 
     - Therapy dogs n/t  iris27   Jul-08-10 09:04 PM   #69 
  - No. That's so stupid!  Touchdown   Jul-08-10 04:33 PM   #30 
  - My previously homeless cat rules the house and I am his subject. I must adorn him with  RKP5637   Jul-08-10 04:35 PM   #31 
  - No, and my dogs think *I* am the pet, I assure you :)  Bluebear   Jul-08-10 04:40 PM   #34 
  - I'll ask a question in response: How many shelter animals do you currently house?  Ignis   Jul-08-10 04:40 PM   #35 
  - 2  Renew Deal   Jul-08-10 04:42 PM   #37 
     - That is awesome, and that is awesome.  Ignis   Jul-08-10 04:53 PM   #43 
        - You should ask if one is a calco, because that requires a third "awesome"  Touchdown   Jul-08-10 05:22 PM   #47 
  - Both of my dogs were in high kill shelters before we adopted  livetohike   Jul-08-10 04:43 PM   #38 
  - "Other"  MoonRiver   Jul-08-10 04:44 PM   #39 
  - My cat  HockeyMom   Jul-08-10 05:08 PM   #44 
  - Only if it is of the Penthouse variety.  Fuzz   Jul-08-10 05:12 PM   #45 
  - *facepalm*  flvegan   Jul-08-10 05:13 PM   #46 
  - stupid poll = yes  L0oniX   Jul-08-10 05:54 PM   #51 
  - Hmmm. Let's see: we feed them, water them, provide medical care  Old Troop   Jul-08-10 06:07 PM   #52 
  - Ha!  H2O Man   Jul-08-10 06:12 PM   #54 
  - Its only cruel when you do not give then the attention that they need.  cleanhippie   Jul-08-10 06:33 PM   #56 
  - There's a good case to be made when it comes to parrots  jgraz   Jul-08-10 07:12 PM   #57 
  - Any caged bird is being subjected to cruelty, IMO.  TexasObserver   Jul-08-10 08:22 PM   #64 
     - Not entirely true, but close.  jgraz   Jul-08-10 08:37 PM   #65 
        - Injured animals are almost always exceptions.  TexasObserver   Jul-09-10 01:09 AM   #75 
  - I'm committing "animal "cruelty" if it is to house a pet  JonLP24   Jul-08-10 07:25 PM   #59 
  - My 2 pound dogs chose us and they are seen as adopted members of our family.  mod mom   Jul-08-10 07:33 PM   #60 
  - 2 pound dogs?  Common Sense Party   Jul-08-10 07:36 PM   #62 
     - Very funny and very far from weighing two pounds.  mod mom   Jul-09-10 08:24 AM   #80 
  - Well if we didn't have her she'd be dead so....I'd say NO  cbdo2007   Jul-08-10 07:35 PM   #61 
  - Only if you keep vegans and feed them meat.  GoneOffShore   Jul-08-10 08:39 PM   #66 
  - We domesticated them  hyphenate   Jul-08-10 08:41 PM   #67 
  - Yeah, exactly.  distantearlywarning   Jul-08-10 09:26 PM   #72 
  - Only if your name is Michael Vick  Poiuyt   Jul-08-10 09:08 PM   #70 
  - One time our cat disappeared....  sendero   Jul-08-10 09:15 PM   #71 
  - No man!  The Midway Rebel   Jul-08-10 11:07 PM   #74 
  - I feel bad for not allowing my cat to be an "outside" kitty sometimes...  Romulox   Jul-09-10 08:07 AM   #77 
  - Don't..  Upton   Jul-09-10 08:13 AM   #78 
  - Yes, my cat definitely chose me.  redqueen   Jul-09-10 08:18 AM   #79 
  - It's not really humane...  uncommon   Jul-09-10 08:30 AM   #81 
  - We got cat fencing for our yard.  distantearlywarning   Jul-09-10 08:40 AM   #82 
     - Thanks. We've looked at similar(ish) products in the past  Romulox   Jul-09-10 09:55 AM   #87 
        - You're welcome!  distantearlywarning   Jul-09-10 11:04 AM   #89 
  - OK. I just asked the girls about this one and they have promised me an answer  Arkansas Granny   Jul-09-10 08:48 AM   #83 
  - My cat certainly thinks so this week  Tailormyst   Jul-09-10 08:48 AM   #84 
  - Only if it's a pitbull  snooper2   Jul-09-10 08:50 AM   #86 
  - I know you're joking, but Cesar Millan's pit is an awesome dog!  Romulox   Jul-09-10 09:58 AM   #88 
  - More like "wallet cruelty"  pipi_k   Jul-09-10 11:13 AM   #90 
  - The cat doesn't think so  Brewman_Jax   Jul-09-10 11:35 AM   #92 
  - I don't own pets -  LibertyLover   Jul-09-10 12:25 PM   #93 

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